Oakley Sliver Sunglasses Review

A New Take on an Old Look


Oakley has done wonders with their new lineup of golf sunglasses. With the Sliver, they’ve taken a timeless, Wayfarer-like design and added their own touches. For starters, they’ve lightened things up with their durable yet gravity-defying O Matter™ frame material which protects against high-velocity and high-mass impact. Their Three-Point Fit eliminates pressure points that are common with frames that hook around the ears and the sculptural reliefs on the earstems make these shades Ideal for everyday wear.

What really sets these sunglasses apart are the lenses. Sliver features Oakley’s new PRIZM lenses, a revolutionary new lens technology that fine-tunes vision for specific sports and environments. Prizm lenses provide unprecedented control of light transmission resulting in colors precisely tuned to maximize contrast and enhance visibility. These sunglasses actually help

you to see every break in the green. The Plutonite lens material maximizes clarity and blocks 100% of UVA, UVB, UVC, and blue light. Sliver also features patented High Definition Optics (HDO), technologies that allow Oakley eyewear to meet or exceed standards of clarity, visual fidelity, and impact resistance.

So much for the technology side of things, the big question is: Will they help me on the golf course? The answer is a resounding yes! Not only are

these glasses comfortable, they keep your eyes relaxed during your round. I found that I had less putts and could read the greens better. I highly recommend them for golf. Retail price is $150.

Crafted with, The Hazardous Golf Shorts are made from a 65% Nylon/30% Polyester/5% Spandex stretch twill fabric that moves with you through every phase of your swing. They feature Oakley’s O Hydrolix Technology which wicks moisture away from the skin and moves it to the outer surfaces of the garment so it can evaporate quickly. This protects you from overheating in hot weather and getting the chills in colder weather. The 12” inseam also provides good coverage. No complaining about pocket space with The Hazardous Golf Shorts. In addition to the two deep front pockets that will keep your valuables safe and secure, and the two back pockets that are large enough for any scorecard, there’s also a media pocket on the right leg, that will hold a smartphone or iPod. Run the headphone wires up your leg and under your Rebel Golf Polo and listen to your favorite tunes, while at the same time drowning out your partner’s whines about missing that three-foot putt. Signature details on a tailored design add touches of modern athletic style to these streamlined Oakley golf shorts. The contrasting color pocket welts on the back and media pockets add a nice touch. The Hazardous Golf Shorts are available in waist sizes 28-40 and in either Blue Mirage or Ozone. Retail price is $75.

The Rebel Golf Polo will turn some heads on the tee box and pairs well with Oakley’s Hazardous Golf Shorts. The 100% polyester fabric features several of Oakley’s apparel technologies including O Hydrolix which wicks moisture away from the body quickly and effectively. The fabric has been specially treated to help minimize odors and works to destroy the bacteria that causes them and protects against harmful ultraviolet rays with a UPF of 50+. The Rebel Golf Polo lets you move naturally throughout your swing with hem vents and ergonomic seams. Your playing partners will take notice of the sharp, sublimated graphics on the front and the logo branding on both sides leave no doubt as to whose apparel you’re wearing. The Rebel Golf Polo is available in sizes S-XXL and in either White or Deep Plum. Retail price is $65.

David Theoret

David Theoret has been in the golf and golf travel industry for over 12 years, primarily selling online advertising. For the past seven years, he has also been a golf writer, reviewing golf courses, resorts, destinations, equipment, golf apparel, and training aids – the latter of which never seems to help. What started as a dream years ago, by God’s grace, became a reality in 2015 when The Golfin’ Guy editorial marketing company was founded. Working together with golf course designer Ron Garl; David’s articles and reviews have been posted on many golf travel, equipment, and apparel websites.

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